She was educated at St Venera Primary School, Maria Reġina Junior Luceum, Junior College and University of Malta. She studied drama at Mikielanġ Borġ Drama Centre where she obtained a Distinction in Grade 6, Grade 8 and PCert LAMDA examinations as well as a Diploma in Performance and Speech from Trinity College. She performed in various theatre productions ranging from drama to Commedia dell’Arte, street theatre and community theatre. These include Medea, Sħab, Il-Mixja, The Old Testament, Dottor Knock jew ir-Rebħa tal-Mediċina, Michel, Mitejn Sena ta’ Litteratura Maltija, Ħal Ilwien, Bogħod mill-Għajn, Arlekkino u l-Mistura Maġika, Tombstone, L-Ort, Magda, Francis Ebejer’s Ħitan, Mur ara x’ser jiġri!, Dawn bis-Serjeta, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, +1 SMS Emden, Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan and Sibna ż-Żejt.
Gabriella had main and secondary roles in TV dramas such as Simpatiċi, Becky, Numru 9, It-Tmien Nota, Santa Monika, Is-Siġill tal-Qrar, Tracesland, KC, Missjoni, F’Salib it-Toroq, Dellijiet, Deċeduti, Emilja, Déjà Vu, D.R.E.A.M.S, Prima Facie, Ma Tinbidel Qatt and Katrina. She also had a main role in the cinema film Qlub Imweġġgħa’.
In 2008, she produced and presented the TV show called Fil-Laħam il-Ħaj on Family TV whilst in 2010, she co-presented and assisted in the production of the program 7 Kuluri on Education 22. In 2011, she co-presented a TV show on environmental issues entitled Mad-Daqqa t’Għajn on One TV. Gabriella also has experience as a radio presenter as she presented two weekly shows entitled Parir Legali and Lex & Gabs on Bastjanizi FM Radio.
Gabriella is a teacher of French and Drama and holds a Masters degree in Euro-Mediterranean Comparative Education.
Gabriella also tries to dedicate time to help others and for a number of years she carried out voluntary work with Dar it-Tama and then Tgħanniqa helping out children and youths coming from unprivileged backgrounds by teaching them literacy skills.